Hellas Verona to make Inter wait to sign Scottish full-back Doig

Hellas Verona have no plans to sell Josh Doig in January, but Inter are ready to open talks in the hope of a move in the summer for the Scottish full-back

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The impressive performances of Josh Doig in his debut season in Serie A at Hellas Verona have brought him to the attention of Inter, but he looks set to remain until at least the summer.

According to Verona-based newspaper L’Arena, the Scottish full-back has caught the eye of a number of clubs, but it is the Nerazzurri who have been the most active in pursuing him.

Doig only arrived at the Gialloblu from Scottish Premiership club Hibernian in July, but his fine start to life in Serie A has seemingly impressed Inter directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio.

Inter laying the groundwork for June move

The Nerazzurri are in the market for a left wing-back to challenge Federico Dimarco, amidst uncertainty over the future of Robin Gosens, but have been put off by Verona‘s demands of at least €10 million to part with Doig in January.

Indeed, Inter are ready to wait until the summer and have the 20-year-old in place for next season, and are confident that a fee of €8m will be enough then.

Whilst Verona have little intention of losing him mid-season, Inter hope to lay the groundwork for Doig now and pip the competition for his signature.

Debut season to remember for Doig

Having established himself at Hibs since 2020, Doig earned a switch to Verona this year and has scored two goals and provided as many assists from nine Serie A games.

The Scotland U-21 international is contracted to the Gialloblu until 2026 and has made clear his desire to see out the current campaign with the club.

However, with Inter amongst a number of teams taking a closer look at him, there is a sense that Verona may cash in at the end of the season for their in-demand defender.

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